Guardian of the Gears

Guardian of the Gears is a 3D puzzle adventure game where you navigate and control an interactive environment in order to breathe life back into a decaying world.

On the right is my whitebox for level 1, on the left is the shipped level in the game:

Summary

I took ownership of multiple levels, taking them from concept and white-boxing to playtesting and iteration. I am currently working with artists to bring levels to final polish.

I developed puzzles within these levels, using a moving clockwork environment to create wonder and challenge.

During Pre-Production I worked on various prototypes with the goal of finding fun mechanics and to get an idea as to their costs in order to save time in future development.

Pre-Production

I worked on various Unreal Engine 4 prototypes with the goal of finding fun mechanics and to get an idea as to their costs in order to save time in future development.

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Production

I worked on designing, implementing and testing levels in the game. I focused on creating a well paced experience that builds up to multiple “wow” moments that utilize the moving environment.

An interesting challenge I worked through was finding fun ways to reuse a single mechanic in unique ways in order to limit the games scope. To achieve this I iterated many different levels with the goal of finding fun interactions or engaging moments and then integrating the ones that worked into the game.

Polish

I worked with my team’s artists to transfer the whiteboxed levels I designed into a professional quality product.

 

 

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